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April 1, 2011
06:53 EDTYZC, HMC, HIT, ALNPF, TOSBFOn The Fly: Asian Markets Wrap-Up
Asian stocks outside Japan rose, following a positive U.S job report and increased investor speculation that the world recovery effort is gathering steam. JAPAN: The Nikkei 225 fell 0.5% to 9,708.39. All Nippon Airways (ALNPF) and Honda Motor (HMC) both dropped 2.4%, while Tokyo Electric Power lost 3.7%. CHINA: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.3% to 2,967.41. Yanzhou Coal (YZC) soared 7.2%, while Merchants Bank added 1.7% and Poly Real Estate rose 5.1%. AROUND ASIA: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.17%, South Korea's Kospi rose 0.68%, and India's Sensex fell 0.13%...The Bank of China Hong Kong has cut its interest rate for yuan deposits in Hong Kong, as money held in its accounts rose to record levels in February...Toshiba (TOSBF) and Hitachi (HIT) may have difficulties finding buyers for their nuclear reactors following the worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl, according to analysts and investors.
News For ALNPF;HMC;TOSBF;HIT;YZC From The Last 14 Days
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November 21, 2014
12:12 EDTHMCHonda may secure replacement parts from suppliers other than Takata, WSJ says
According to sources, Honda is in talks with several suppliers besides Takata about securing replacement parts for vehicles that have been recalled over defective air bags made by Takata, The Wall Street Journal reports. One source says Honda is close to finding "at least" one other supplier. Reference Link
08:14 EDTHMCHonda warned Takata on airbags years before recalls, WSJ reports
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November 20, 2014
07:57 EDTHMCIIHS crash tests results for minivans 'one of the worst', CNBC says
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November 19, 2014
06:51 EDTHMCRegulators push automakers for wider airbag recall, NY Times says
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers to recall all U.S. vehicles with airbags made by Takata, according to The New York Times. The recall of of vehicles with the airbags has been limited to two states and two territories associated with high humidity, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
November 18, 2014
17:37 EDTHMCNHTSA wants 'millions of vehicles' recalled due to Takata air bags, CNBC reports
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is calling for a nationwide recall of "millions of vehicles" due to Takata air bags that could inflate with too much force and injure drivers, reports CNBC. The NHTSA stated that the agency will "use the full extent of its statutory powers" if the recall is not conducted quickly, CNBC added. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
06:00 EDTHMCHonda quietly offers to replace defective air bags, AP reports
Though its latest recall for defective air bag inflators only covers vehicles in 13 states, Honda is quietly offering to repair the inflators across the U.S. for owners concerned about their safety, the Associated Press reports. Honda is not planning to notify customers outside the recall areas, the AP says. Reference Link
November 16, 2014
19:58 EDTHMCJapan's GDP contracts 1.6% in third quarter, WSJ says
Japan's economy has slumped into a recession in the third quarter as a sales tax increase resulted in firms cutting inventory and capital investment, says the Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal report, Japan's real GDP in Q3 retreated 1.6% on an annualized basis against a median forecast for a 2.25% expansion. The setback in the country's growth will likely result in Prime Minster Shinzo Abe postponing a second sales tax increase, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
November 13, 2014
08:08 EDTTOSBFCisco, Toshiba announce collaboration for Internet of Things
Toshiba (TOSBF) and Cisco (CSCO) announced that they are collaborating on new ways to utilize the Internet of Everything that can dramatically improve processes, productivity and experiences in manufacturing, transportation and city environments. Representatives from Toshiba and Cisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding, or MoU, this week with the intention to advance the progress of a new Smart Community. This global collaboration brings together the Cisco Fog Computing network environment featuring Cisco's network-wide security solution with the Toshiba Group's endpoint management technology. The joint effort will help monitor and maintain multiple devices, stream computing technology for high-speed information processing collected from devices, and provide storage technology to accumulate information generated with M2M technology.
06:46 EDTHMCHonda recalls another 170K vehicles over air bag issue, Reuters says
Honda recalled another 170,000 vehicles globally because of defective air bags supplied by Takata, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, the Malaysian driver of a Honda City vehicle was killed by shrapnel from a Takata air bag, becoming the fifth such fatality globally and the first outside the U.S. ,the news service stated. Reference Link
November 12, 2014
06:39 EDTHMCFormer heads of Honda say more focus on quality control needed, Reuters reports
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November 10, 2014
10:04 EDTYZCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded at Oppenheimer... American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... BP (BP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Callon Petroleum (CPE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... EP Energy (EPE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eaton Vance (EV) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Ecopetrol (EC) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... General Mills (GIS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Genworth (GNW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... MasTec (MTZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Performant Financial (PFMT) downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Petrobras (PBR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... R.R. Donnelley (RRD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark Co.... Rex Energy (REXX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Salix (SLXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... Siemens (SIEGY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Solazyme (SZYM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Stonegate Mortgage (SGM) downgraded to Market Perform at FBR Capital... Syngenta (SYT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC... ViaSat (VSAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Vistaprint (VPRT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded at Sterne Agee... WesBanco (WSBC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Whiting USA Trust II (WHZ) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... Wipro (WIT) downgraded to Sell from Buy at UBS... XOMA (XOMA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Yanzhou Coal (YZC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
06:51 EDTHMCHonda to prioritize quality over sales goal, Reuters reports
Honda 's CEO said quality improvements would be more important to the company than its 6M car sales target for the year starting April 2016, according to Reuters. Honda is recalling millions of its cars to repair potentially defective air bags, the news service noted. Reference Link
06:41 EDTYZCYanzhou Coal downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank
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06:30 EDTTOSBFGlobal LED lighting market ste to rach $25.7B in 2014, DigiTimes says
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November 9, 2014
16:24 EDTHMCHonda Accord probed by regulators on power steering issue, Bloomberg says
Honda's Accord is being investigated by U.S. regulators after numerous complaints about power steering failure in 2013 models, says Bloomberg. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationís Office of Defect Investigation says that 374,000 vehicles may be affected, added Bloomberg. Reference Link

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